The Land Of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book Six

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The Land Of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book Six

by Jean M. Auel

Random House Publishing Group | November 22, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Land Of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book Six is rated 2 out of 5 by 2.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks.
 
Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla’s mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla.
 
But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world.
 
Sixth in the acclaimed Earth’s Children® series

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 848 pages, 6.86 × 4.18 × 1.4 in

Published: November 22, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553289438

ISBN - 13: 9780553289435

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointing... I really wanted to like this book, I had invested myself in the series after all. Unfortunately this was a pain of a book to get through. I found it very repetitive and rambling, and the ending was not satisfying at all. While I have some problems with the other books being slightly repetitive also, I always had enjoyed the overall story. The books always ended on a hopeful note, and left me wanting to know what was going to happen next. This time I felt that the characters became unlikable, the loose ends were tied in a messy way that didn't seem honest to me, and most of all I felt let down. "That was it?!" was my exclaim when finished. It almost felt like the author had gotten tired of her own story and just wrote this one because she had too. I almost wish the last book hadn't been written, at least then I could imagine that everyone lived happily ever after.
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I have waited for a very long time with the rest of you Earth's Children series lovers to only be left with more questions than answers...this book was to address Ayla's son Durc and only mentions him in passing a couple of times, I was expecting a meeting or at least a sighting or something and it leads you to think that there might be another long wait ahead for the conclusion???? It left me feeling like I had read it before and before, it had many of the same plant referrals as te other books and the same scene when Jondlar saves Ayla once at the end of Mamoth Hunters..., I also found that the book would just stop and then start years later...I am very sad that I waited so long to have no answers and to have read the same things over and over again...I am sorry Jean, but this book IMO is not even in the same class as the last 5...hopefully you are almost finished the book that will bring Ayla and her sone Durc to meet and have both worlds meet which is what I had thought would happen.
Date published: 2012-01-06

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The Land Of Painted Caves: Earth's Children, Book Six

by Jean M. Auel

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 848 pages, 6.86 × 4.18 × 1.4 in

Published: November 22, 2011

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553289438

ISBN - 13: 9780553289435

About the Book

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth's Children(R), Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks.
Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla's mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla.
But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world.
Sixth in the acclaimed Earth's Children(R) series

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1 The band of travelers walked along the path between the clear sparkling water of Grass River and the ­black-­streaked white limestone cliff, following the trail that paralleled the right bank. They went single file around the bend where the stone wall jutted out closer to the water’s edge. Ahead a smaller path split off at an angle ­toward the crossing place, where the flowing water spread out and became shallower, bubbling around exposed rocks. Before they reached the fork in the trail a young woman near the front suddenly stopped, her eyes opening wide as she stood perfectly still, staring ahead. She pointed with her chin, not wanting to move. “Look! Over there!” she said in a hissing whisper of fear. “Lions!” Joharran, the leader, lifted his arm, signaling the band to a halt. Just beyond the place where the trail diverged, they now saw ­pale-­tawny cave lions moving around in the grass. The grass was such effective camouflage, however, that they might not have noticed them until they were much closer, if it ­hadn’t been for the sharp eyes of Thefona. The young woman from the Third Cave had exceptionally good vision, and though she was quite young, she was noted for her ability to see far and well. Her innate talent had been recognized early and they had begun training her when she was a small girl; she was their best lookout. Near the back of the group, walking in front of three horses, Ayla and Jondalar looked
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks.
 
Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla’s mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla.
 
But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world.
 
Sixth in the acclaimed Earth’s Children® series

About the Author

Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her Earth’s Children® series have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and includes The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters of Stone, and The Land of Painted Caves. Her extensive research has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She has honorary degrees from four universities and was named an Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government’s Ministry of Culture. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon.

Editorial Reviews

“Among modern epic spinners, [Jean M.] Auel has few peers. . . . She deftly creates a whole world, giving a sense of the origins of class, ethnic, and cultural differences that alternately divide and fascinate us today.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“[Ayla] remains plucky, inquisitive, inventive, brave, loyal. . . . There is real sweetness in the saga’s finale, when Ayla’s legacy to the world—both hers and ours—is made clear.”—The Washington Post
 
“[Auel builds] her characters up to legendary proportions throughout The Land of Painted Caves. . . . [Ayla’s] journey has engrossed fans and turned the series into a bestselling phenomenon.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Prehistory comes to astounding life. . . . [Jean M.] Auel’s descriptive powers are top-notch.”—USA Today